Tom Brady and the Bucs beat the Falcons with a little help from the refs.
On third down with 3 minutes left in the game and the Falcons down six, Grady Jarrett appeared to sack Tom Brady in play that would have helped his team get the ball back for a comeback drive.
Unfortunately for the Falcons Jarrett was bizarrely called for roughing the passer despite the fact that it appeared to be a routine tackle.
refs called this roughing the passer on 3rd down and i genuinely do not know what Grady Jarrett could have done differently pic.twitter.com/VX6i0UpJiL
— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland) October 9, 2022
This was called roughing the passer 🥴
— PFF (@PFF) October 9, 2022
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) October 9, 2022
NFL fans were not happy with the call.
I know we overreact to penalty calls. But the roughing the passer called on Grady Jarrett against Tom Brady was one that legitimately makes you wonder about the legitimacy of the sport. It was a routine tackle.
— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) October 9, 2022
Tom Brady roughing the passer call is the worst of the season
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) October 9, 2022
One of the worst roughing the passer calls I’ve ever seen. And that’s saying a lot.
— Daniel Wade (@dantalkssports) October 9, 2022
That’s horrible!!! Grady Jarrett got called for a penalty for sacking Brady. That is a disgraceful call.
— Matt Chernoff (@RealMattlanta) October 9, 2022